Waukesha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 71,256 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Waukesha is the seventh largest community in Wisconsin.
Also of interest is that Waukesha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Waukesha, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Waukesha is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Waukesha a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The citizens of Waukesha are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.55% of adults in Waukesha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Waukesha in 2018 was $37,484, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,936 for a family of four. However, Waukesha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Waukesha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukesha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukesha residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Waukesha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waukesha include German, Irish, Polish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Waukesha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.